Harbour / Harbor panorama at Los Cristianos town, Southern Tenerife, Canary Islands Spain
Contributor:Tony Smith / Alamy Stock Photo
File size:92.3 MB (4.7 MB Compressed download)
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Dimensions:10236 x 3151 px | 86.7 x 26.7 cm | 34.1 x 10.5 inches | 300dpi
Date taken:5 June 2013
Location:Los Cristianos town, Southern Tenerife, Canary Islands Spain
Harbour / Harbor panorama at Los Cristianos town, Southern Tenerife, Canary Islands Spain Historical references to Los Cristianos date back to the 16th century, when it is described as a harbour by the Notary Hernán Guerra. Los Cristianos remained an important port for the south of Tenerife throughout the 17th, 18th and 19th Centuries but remained unsettled until the latter part of the 19th Century due to the threat of pirate raids as there was no significant population to warrant a castle or fort. The first permanent settlement of Los Cristianos was in the 1860s when it was described by Pedro de Olive as “a hamlet in Arona, with three one-storey houses, a two-storey house and a hut.” It was officially recognised in governmental documents as been established in 1888 by 29 houses and a cave.